This past autumn, Euro-BioImaging (EuBI), the pan-European research infrastructure for imaging technologies on the European Strategy Forum on Research Infrastructures (ESFRI) Roadmap took two key steps toward becoming a reality.
... and the Euro-BioImaging partners are very excited to kick-off their work with their international collaboration partners in Australia and India, as well as the new partners in Argentina, Japan, South Africa and the United States. Together, they will exchange knowledge and experience on how to operate best open access imaging infrastructure, and provide image data services and training for staff in facility management and cutting-edge imaging technologies.
In the scope of the EC call for scientific infrastructure development (INFRADEV), Euro-BioImaging (EuBI) was granted € 1.5 Mill for its Preparatory Phase-II, to take the final steps needed to start full operation for open user access by 2017. In the next 2 years, the legal documents and contracts that will establish EuBI as a new European Research Infrastructure Consortium called EuBI ERIC, will be finalized and signed by its European member countries and international organizations such as EMBL.
The imaging landscape not only in Europe changed significantly in the last 10 years, since imaging experts from 25 European countries joined their forces and draw the vision of a pan-European imaging infrastructure. As Euro-BioImaging (EuBI) is coming closer to its full operation, European researchers are now taking the next step and, under the umbrella of the EC H2020 funded project Global BioImaging, reach out to their colleagues around the world.
CORBEL – Setting the framework for common services by the ESFRI research infrastructures in biological and medical sciences
The CORBEL consortium comprises all ESFRI research infrastructures in the life sciences – including Euro-BioImaging (EuBI) -, and it is coordinated by ELIXIR, the distributed research infrastructure for life-science data. CORBEL is a € 14.5 million project funded by EC H2020 for over four years, and provides the means to establish and support a new model for biological and medical research in Europe by harmonizing user access to resources, unifying data management and creating common ethical and legal services.